Encouraging Flu Shots this Season
Flu is poised to make a resurgence this fall and winter after an unusually calm 2020 due to COVID prevention measures. The CDC encourages individuals six months or older to get a flu shot. Flu shots are safe to receive alongside COVID vaccines and are strongly encouraged for at-risk populations.
A recent study highlighted health disparities related to flu; people of color are more likely to be hospitalized for flu with children of color at higher risk of death. Others at high risk of flu-related complications include adults 65 and older, adults with chronic health conditions, pregnant women and children younger than five.
Current National News Coverage:
- COVID-19 and Flu Season Could Cause “Twindemic” this Winter, Experts Warn (CBS News)
- Can I get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time? (Associated Press)
- The Flu Proves More Deadly for Children of Color than for White Youths, Study Says (The Washington Post)
- Is it COVID-19, Allergies or the Flu? Symptoms, How to Tell (Detroit Free Press)